How do I migrate Dropbox to Google Drive?

Betsy October 14, 2014
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My goal is to move all my albums from Dropbox to Google Drive. How do I do this from my PC?

I have used the steps for downloading folders but the folder names do not match up with my album names. Would I, and could I, change my albums to folders?

Unfortunately, I had a so called expert transfer my photos from Windows 7 (laptop) to my new HP Pavilion Windows 8 into DropBox. Some of my folders will not open and some have a shortcut extensions which also will not open.

Have I lost all those pictures?

Somehow I managed to get many of my pictures into Dropbox and made albums but now I have no folder/folders that are associated with those albums.

Oh please, can anyone help?

  1. Mabel Alcantara
    October 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dropbox on android phone and Google drive on the computer.

    Get all photos, video, files and etc.
    Get the phone and usb cable via computer and then upload it or download, its easy.

  2. Oron J
    October 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Moving your photos individually or in folders is simple. All you need to do is drag them from one folder to the other.

    However, I'm slightly troubled by your description. First of all, if things are not right in the dropbox folder (for instance, you mention some folders are just shortcuts rather than the real thing), then copying them to Google Drive will not solve anything - it will simply move the problem to a different folder!

    Secondly, you didn't explain what you meant by "album names". What software were you using before you transfered your images to Dropbox? Album names (as distinct from folder names) are not a generic property of the pictures, they're features that's built into particular pieces of software (e.g. Picasa).

    Thirdly, Dropbox handles photos nicely. Every folder can be "published" on the web and displays as a gallery. Google drive is intended for general storage rather than for photos. Unless you want to use it purely as a sync/backup location, it's not the right place to keep your photos. Picasa Web and Google Auto-backup ARE intended for this, but they are not the same as Google Drive.

  3. Ben S
    October 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    How many photos do you have in your Dropbox? If you have the desktop client installed, you could simply go to the folder with your photos, select all of them, and paste them into your Google Drive folder.

    Do you have a reason why this wouldn't work for you?

  4. ha14
    October 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    all files should be there on Dropbox if you did not delete them.

    you could just copy the files from your local desktop folder to desktop google drive then sync, there are some online services to sync dropbox to google drive